Associate Degree Nursing Department
CEC Level 4

Graduation Information

Instructors:

Textbook:

  • Syllabus will be online on blackboard
  • Textbook: Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing-8th edition (2011)

Orientation:

  • Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
  • Time and Place: CEC Cl.110 from 8:30-2:00
  • What to bring: current calendar, clearance tickets and Powerpoint for RNSG 2432 Module 2, calculator (not cell phone) for math test

Calendar - Fall 2014

Class:

  • When: Mondays from 8:30-12:30 and some Tuesdays
  • Where: See calendar for room numbers

Labs:

  • When: see calendar for dates
  • Check Announcements and Blackboard for lab groups and expectations
  • What to Bring: lab pack, drug books, class notes and syllabus

Mastery Skills Check Off: Come prepared and having practiced. Must wear ACC scrubs and closed toe shoes to skills check off on Wed. Wednesday, August 27 and when in lab.

There will be a comprehensive mastery skills check-off over previously learned skills including:

  • Injections (IM, sub-q, intradermal);
  • Catheterization (in-dwelling (Foley) and in and out);
  • IV’s (IV push, hanging a piggy-back through a central line, saline lock or running IV, starting an IV, calculation of drop rate) and setting ml’s per hour;
  • Trach care and suctioning;
  • Central Line dressing changes,
  • Inserting tubes and NG tubes.
  • Identifying IM sites
  • Administering insulins

Documentation will be required.

  • You will be given a patient situation and have to complete several skills satisfactorily.

There will be open lab the week before the semester begins: http://www.austincc.edu/health/skillslab/hours.php

  • You must pass this satisfactorily to continue in the course. See ADN student handbook for guidelines.
  • You must also complete the skills written quiz and submit it to your clinical instructor at the time of check off. Skills Written Quiz.
  • Prior to your clinical orientation, you must also complete 2 articles found on rnceus.com - Understanding Coagulation Tests, Understanding CBC, Understanding Liver Function Tests, Understanding Renal Function Tests. (Do not pay for anything, just review the material which is free of charge and print the final tests to bring on the clinical orientation day).
  • Dosage Calculation Test: You will be required to take a dosage calculation during the first week of the semester. So review your dosage calculation! You may find this calculation website helpful as a review! Bring a calculator (not on a cell phone) to the Dosage Calculation Test on the first day of class.

RNSG 2362 Clinical

This clinical component enables the student to apply the theories, concepts and knowledge as presented in RNSG 2432 to the practice setting, includes management components.

Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool- will be on line on blackboard.

Final clinical groups will not be determined until the week prior to the start of class. Groups will be posted on Blackboard. At that time you may contact classmates to arrange a trade. Notify John Nation of any trades as soon as possible. At this time (May 2014), we are still finalizing adjunct clinical faculty schedules and are not yet able to make clinical group assignments. They will be posted at the earliest possible date, usually 1-2 weeks before the start of the semester.

Clinical Schedule: (may vary during implementation of management component). Each clinical instructor will give you a clinical schedule the first week of clinical. All groups will complete 192 hours.

Requirements: See clinical focus

A clinical case study presentation will be required

Two articles found on rnceus.com – Renal function studies and CBC